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A Translation: ' Ceppo ' (A Poem By James Merrill)
(1953 / Tuscany, Italy)

A Translation: ' Ceppo ' (A Poem By James Merrill)

Poem By Fabrizio Frosini

[my Italian translation of 'Log' - Poem by James Merrill]


Poi, quando la fiamma si biforcò come un sentiero improvviso
Rimasi senza fiato ed incespicai, e venni meno.
Densità pulsante verso l'alto, velo di cenere,
Cara luce lungo la strada del nulla,
Di cosa potresti essere fatto tu, se non di luce, e questo?


'Log' - Poem by James Merrill

Then when the flame forked like a sudden path
I gasped and stumbled, and was less.
Density pulsing upward, gauze of ash,
Dear light along the way to nothingness,
What could be made of you but light, and this?

(James Merrill)

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A deeply thoughtful poem about the flame and the light, from the log. A really good photo with the poem. I have read some of James Merrill's long poems too.
This is just my Italian translation of the poem 'Log', by James Merrill. You can visit his pages to know more about him and his poetry.